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NCTC has been providing high quality arts education since 1981. Conservatory students flourish in a fun, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere where each student is provided an opportunity to shine. Emphasis is placed on skill building through theatre games and exercises, with culminating performances punctuating the end of each class experience.


All classes are taught by highly skilled professional theatre teaching artists at our convenient SF location, 25 Van Ness Ave at Market St.


  • Spring Session: Jan 21, 2017 - May 13, 2017 (no class Feb 18, Mar 25, Apr 1)
  • All onsite classes are on Saturdays. See class descriptions for times
  • Grade levels refer to 2016-17 school year
  • Download our 2016-17 brochure
  • Click here to watch a video of current and past NCTC students.
  • Click here to join our new Conservatory Programs Facebook page!


Questions about registering for a class?

Contact Kathleen Lee, Conservatory Programs Manager at or 415.694.6148


QUESTIONS ABOUT our programming?

Contact Stephanie Temple, Conservatory Director at or 415.694.6157

youth classes

Youth Classes

Theatre classes for grades 2-5

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teen theatre classes

Teen Classes

Theatre classes for grades 6-8

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High School Classes

Performance Ensemble and Internships for grades 9-12

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  • I always find myself looking forward to going to NCTC.

      – Maya W.
  • NCTC is one of the happiest places on the planet.

      – Julian H.
  • Participating in theater at NCTC has been positively transformative for our child. I can't think of a better and more enriching way for him to spend his time!

      – Eve L.
  • NCTC has inspired me to open my mind to an array of different perspectives. Every time I walk into that theatre, I walk out learning something new about my own capabilities.

      – Regina L.
  • When I'm at NCTC with my friends I can completely be myself.

      – Masha S.
  • NCTC is one of the most welcoming and supportive communities I've been a part of, because they created an environment where I could freely express myself and have fun with some amazing friends.

      – Jemma F.